Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Triple A

No, that’s not my bra size….ahem.

It is my newest nickname. If you have followed me regularly, you might remember my post on my various and sundry nicknames.

Tonight, I went with my GNO crew to a new place called Sips N Strokes. It is an instructional painting class where people sip on the drink of their choice and become one with the paint and canvas.

Tonight's painting was called “Retro Flowers”. Which really turned out to be WHIMSICAL flowers. And it quickly became quite apparent that Type A people and whimsical go together like oil and water.

My name is Tammy and I am NOT whimsical. I want things symmetrical and perfect, not free flowing and every which way.


My dear friends (love y’all) were quick to point out my need for perfection no sooner than we were slapping paint on the canvas. The instructor was quickly on to me like white on rice.

From the stage I heard:

“How you doing Triple A???” (Me wondering who she is talking to)

And then I felt eyes beaming down on me. I look up to see her pointing straight at me.

“Let me see what you’ve got done Triple A.” (Eeek, she is calling me out in front of everyone)


All I can guess is that she how now dubbed me “Triple A”, because she suspects I *might* be Type A to the third degree. Perhaps she sensed my unwillingness to embrace the whimsical spirit. Hmph!

I refocused and became one with the canvas. I decided to BE the painting. I let the brush flow freely across the canvas (are you buying this junk?).

The rest is now painting history.



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Here’s me and my crew:



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How about these WHIMSICAL flowers?!



And here’s what you came for…or not. I present to you WHIMSICAL flowers, as seen through the eyes of one Triple A, Type A, Greek girl:


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Everybody needs a GNO, even un-whimsical Type A girls!



8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Whimsical is highly over-rated! Go triple a! Kathleen

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Perfection! LOve sips n strokes!

Dawn @ P.S.He loves you.. said...

well I think you did great and it looks like sooo much fun!

The Bayou Belles and Their Beau said...

How fun! I want to learn to paint.

jennifer said...

Triple A stands for Awesome Artist Always.

Art Actively Attempted?

Alabama Artist... Aw'ight.

You get three A+'s from me!

Well Behaved Krissy said...

This is so cute. I seriously love it. SELL IT!

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

That's a fun place, it seems. I'm getting over Triple A-ness. It helps to have three teenagers and fingers that suddenly type weird.

Cindy-Still His Girl said...

So fun! I really wanted to come up with some clever AAA name for you, but I can't think of anything worthy.